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Myths and realities regarding the US deficit horror.

We take a step back from the trees so to see the forest better.  Here is some more data and comparisons which puts more light on the US, and its fiscal and budget deficit mess. Another impasse there -which again destabilized global markets.  Here beyond the media, political and corporate hype are a few lines for us so to understand...

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The year Gold peaked?

With year 2011 on its way we are all asking ourselves is the Gold price near a peak now, or just awaiting a new run to new highs.

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Gold as an average investment.

With the global economies recovering it seems wiser to me to bull ride the stock returns around resumed profitability on companies’, then to keep hoping gold will race much higher as this seems a speculative call and history is not in its favor.

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US estate taxes could be levied on non-US citizens & no-US residents.

The Wegelin report is how even non-US citizens and non-US residents could still end up having to pay some US estate taxes, if they owned as is defined US securities. This report will 'blow your socks off' as it will make you understand why non-US securites, the world over, will be more...

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Conflicts of interest among some banks and financial intermediaries.

On dire long lasting conflicts of interest among banks and other financial intermediaries. My questions was asked on CNBC,  but then not addressed in full by the guest. Here I review this issue one more time, for the record.


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Ah those alarmists...

Fueling “angst” among the vulnerable in a fast uncertain and changing world is just as much “a crime” as selling investors US home mortgage bonds and derivative structured investment products, now on its knees. 

Hoping for the worst, not the best. 

For the doomsayers, too often the mission is to own gold and then hope...

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The new financial center for high net worth individuals.

At the start of the New Year, a letter to members.

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The case for Hong Kong as a viable financial center.

Hong Kong is uniquely I review some more on why Hong Kong is an attractive financial center -for larger individual investors.

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Where should my financial center be?

High Net worth invididual Investors the world over have to ask themselves at some point, where should my financial center be? Where in the World is the investment excitment/opportunties likely to most persist? 

Where are transaction costs not excessive -and how to avoid the nasty so called retro-commissions which...